Impact & Results


Improved Maternal & Child Health Outcomes

The Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives utilizing the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien® curriculum have enhanced participants' social support, stimulated behavior change, and improved birth outcomes. This level and intensity of community collaboration across agencies and programs is contributing to a much greater impact than any one agency working in isolation could do on its own.

Highlights from the 2016 Kansas aggregate report are below.

  • Preterm birth (<37 weeks): 8.1% program rate* vs. 9.1% state rate*
  • Low birth weight (less than 5 lb. 8 oz.): 6.0% program rate* vs. 7.0% state rate*
  • Breastfeeding initiation: 94.0% program rate* vs. 88.1% state rate*
    *Sources: Program Participant Data, 2016 and Kansas Vital Statistics Birth File, 2016
  • Decrease in Infant Mortality Rate* for a five-year period for the two longest running programs
     
    • Saline County: 9.0 to 4.3 deaths/1000 live births from 2005-2009 to 2012-2016. [Note: The Saline County IMR decreased significantly from 10.1 (7.2-13.7) in 2004-2008 to 4.3 (2.5-7.1) in 2012-2016.]

            Inception
      2010
         
      Saline County 2004-2008 2005-2009 2010-2014 2011-2015 2012-2016
      IMRs (95% CI) 10.1
      (7.2 - 13.7)
      9.0
      (6.3 - 12.3)
      5.5
      (3.4 - 8.3)
      4.2
      (2.4 - 6.9)
      4.3
      (2.5 - 7.1)

       
    • Geary County: 10.4 to 5.4 deaths/1000 live births from 2006-2010 to 2012-2016. [Note: The Geary County IMR decreased significantly from 11.9 (8.6-16.0) in 2005-2009 to 5.4 (3.6-7.7) in 2012-2016.]

            Inception
      2010
       
      Geary County 2005-2009 2006-2010 2011-2015 2012-2016
      IMRs (95% CI) 11.9
      (8.6 - 16.0)
      10.4
      (7.5 - 14.0)
      6.4
      (4.4 - 8.9)
      5.4
      (3.6 - 7.7)
      *Sources: Kansas Vital Statistics
      95% CI: 95% confidence interval

View the most recent State Aggregate Report, including a detailed historical perspective and comprehensive analysis of program outcomes.


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